WordPress was first released in 2004, and has made a lot of history in a short amount of time. The infographic below shows the history of WordPress.
Let us take a look at the highlights of the infographic.
In 2004, an altered WordPress release contains plugin system. The same plugin classification headers used untouched in the newest WP releases.
In 2005, strayhorn furnished with a different template called Kubrick by M. Heilemann, able to administer static pages and a template/theme system added.
In 2006, WordPress added rich editing and image uploading, also faster posting, an updated import system and renovated the back end.
In 2007, version 2.1 featured re-engineered interface, enriched editing tool, and upgraded content management systems.
In 2008, version 2.2 implemented brand new interface, the ability to support widgets for templates, restructured atom feed support, and increased speed.
In 2009, baker offered better speed, auto install of themes from the admin. interface.
In 2010, thelonious adds a theme called “Twenty Ten” and a new theme called Apis, the combining of WordPress NU- new Multi-Site functionality.
In 2011, Gershwin made WordPress faster and lighter.
These are the most popular WordPress themes.
In 2005, the most popular theme was Kubrick with 4.3 million installations.
In 2006, the most popular theme was Andreas09 with 105 thousand installations.
In 2007, the most popular theme was Black Letterhead with 286 thousand installations.
In 2008, the most popular theme was The Journalist with 163 thousand installations.
In 2009, the most popular theme was Vigilance with 214 thousand installations.
The top 5 themes of all time are:
1. Twenty Ten with 4.9 million installations
2. Kubrick with 4.3 million installations
3. Misty Look with 515 thousand installations
4. Bueno with 443 thousand installations
5. Coraline with 424 thousand installations
Some of the most popular features over the years have been:
In 2004, plugins
In 2005, templates and themes, and also akismet antispam
In 2007, widgets
The rest of the most popular features are categories and tags, auto image resizing, pages and menus, trackback and linkback, and RSS feeds.